I wanted to write an article on Womanising, from back when Womanising was more accepted and respectable. In order for people to be able to understand this, I need to explain what the culture and social environment was like at the time.
When I was a kid growing up in Florida in the 1970s, the leaders, the people who were in charge, were World War II veterans and Korean War veterans. These war veterans had a much different perspective on life, than people today.
Most people alive today, do not know that the United States and its Allies, very nearly did not win World War II. Germany was so far ahead in war preparations of equipment, supplies, and troops, that they were almost unstoppable and undefeatable. The only thing that allowed the United States and its Allies to eventually prevail, was Germany’s mistake in trying to invade Russia, at the same time it was occupying Europe. This caused Germany to have to divide its troops, equipment, and supplies to fight a war on two fronts.
In the U.S., every able-bodied man was drafted into military service to fight in World War II. The women who were left behind had to assume all of the jobs that were left vacant by the men who went away to fight. Food, gasoline, rubber, metals, and precious metals were rationed because everything was needed for the war effort.
Men who went to Europe to fight the Germans, or the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, had to fight day after day, for years. In some battles, U.S. forces were completely over-run and almost every soldier was killed. The battles were horrible not only because of the casualties caused by bullets, grenades, land-mines, and artillary, but by inadequate supplies and facilities to treat the wounded. Living conditions were often horrendous, with the inability to evacuate the wounded and the dead during battles that went on and on for days.
Soldiers lived through the sinking of transport ships, battles with the death and destruction of their fellow soldiers, capture, torture, forced-labor, starvation, and the witness of mass atrociities committed at the concentration camps. They knew that this fight they were in, was fight for the very survival and existence of themselves and everyone back in the United States.
When these soldiers came back, they said, “Never Again”. Which meant, never again would the United States sit back and watch an aggressor nation build up for war and invade neighboring countries. But “Never Again” also meant, that these soldiers individually were not going to put up with any aggression or injustice.
These soldiers who returned from World War II, they became the presidents, governors, congressmen, mayors, chiefs of police, sherrifs, judges, attorneys, doctors, and dentists. These were the leaders and the people in charge. They had a perspective on life, of what was a big deal, and what was not a big deal. They were unafraid to speak up, speak out, confront, fight, argue, and act.
These leaders and people in charge, set the boundaries for acceptable behavior. Believe it or not, back in the late 1940s through the 1970s, while the World War II veterans and the Korean War veterans were in charge, people in the United States enjoyed the most freedom that they have ever had.
These old men who had survived the war, did not care if people smoked pot, drank alcohol, or partied. They did not care if people were lesbian or gay. They did not care if people had a good time, partied, or experimented. The boundaries were, that you did not harm people, take advantage of people, or steal.
People were much freer to have a good time in the late 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. I experienced and lived through the tail end of this. Believe me, things were much, much different in the 1970s. People were much happier, they had more fun, had less worries, worked less, had less stress, and everyone was optimistic about the future.
From the late 1940s through the 1970s, and even into the 1980s, one of the favorite activities of men, was Womanising. Women not only partly accepted and tolerated this, many women actually liked it when things were this way. Many women considered this to be fun, it was a fun game that they liked playing too.
I wanted to write this Preface, so that the reader would understand that Womanising did not arise out of ignorance and darkness, but it was something that came from people having enough wisdom and perspective on life, to know that there is a time for everything, and after the wars, this was a time to enjoy life.